Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-95

Space Shuttle Discovery / OV-103 | STS-95

Launch Complex 39B
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

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STS-95

STS-95 was a Space Shuttle mission launched from Kennedy Space Center, Florida on 29 October 1998, using the orbiter Discovery. It was the 25th flight of Discovery and the 92nd mission flown since the start of the Space Shuttle program in April 1981. It was a highly publicized mission due to former Project Mercury astronaut and United States Senator John H. Glenn, Jr.'s return to space for his second space flight. At age 77, Glenn became the oldest person, to date, to go into space. This mission is also noted for inaugurating ATSC HDTV broadcasting in the U.S., with live coast-to-coast coverage of the launch. In another first, Pedro Duque became the first Spaniard in space.

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Space Shuttle Discovery


Serial OV-103

Launch Crew Count 7

Status Retired

Landing Time 1998-11-07T17:04:00+0000


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Crew

Curtis Brown

Commander

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1956-03-11

Status Retired

Type Government


Steven Lindsey

Pilot

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1960-08-24

Status Retired

Type Government


Chiaki Mukai

Payload Specialist

Nationality Japanese

Date Of Birth 1952-05-06

Status Retired

Type Government


John Glenn

Payload Specialist

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1921-07-18

Deceased 2016-12-08

Status Deceased

Type Government


Pedro Duque

Mission Specialist

Nationality Spanish

Date Of Birth 1963-03-14

Status Retired

Type Government


Scott E. Parazynski

Mission Specialist

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1961-07-28

Status Retired

Type Government


Stephen Robinson

Mission Specialist

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1955-10-26

Status Retired

Type Government


Space Shuttle Discovery OV-103


Height 38.10 Meters

Max Stages 3

Mass To GTO 0 kg

Liftoff Thrust 28200 kN

Diameter 8.40 Meters

Mass To LEO 24400 kg

Liftoff Mass 2040 Tonnes


Launch Success 38

Consecutive Success 38

Maiden Flight 1984-08-30

Launch Failures 0


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Space Shuttle

The Space Shuttle program was the fourth human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which accomplished routine transportation for Earth-to-orbit crew and cargo from 1981 to 2011.

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